Masonic Province of Hertfordshire
Tercentenary - History Project
Banners of Royal Ark Mariner Lodges in Hertfordshire (Continued)
Royal Ark Mariner - Provincial Banners and Standards
The Provincial Banner displays the Ark underneath a Rainbow along with the description that the Order was consecrated in 1885. It was designed as a single sided Banner in 2011 by W.Bro Colin Childs. This banner was dedicated by the Provincial Grand Master on Tuesday 5th July 2011 during the meeting of the Herts RAM Assembly, hosted by Herts Installed Commanders Lodge No: 1121. This is apparently the first time that the Royal Ark Mariners have had their own banner.
The Provincial Standard is double-sided - see below. One side displays the RAM triangle within which is a dove, and the words "Ancient and Honourable Institution" on one side, "Royal Ark Mariners" on the right side, and the Province name "Hertfordshire" beneath.
The second side shows the RAM rainbow with the letter G in the centre above a radiating sun. The ark is shown below with the motto "Ponamque Foedus Meum Tecum" - I establish my covenant.
Rainbow, Dove and Ark, with latin motto "Ponamque Foedus Meum Tecum" which translates as "I will establish my covenant with you". The banner was dedicated on 13th January, 2016